Sunday, August 06, 2006

Searching for a mobile interface

Mobile device design and usability ...

"Nearly a quarter of phones returned for being faulty are working properly, a recent survey suggested. The problem is people just cannot figure out how to use them.

As manufacturers struggle to pack in more features, mobile phone users struggle to get them to work.

"There's a common idea in psychology that users can only cope with a certain number of choices at once," explains Geoff Kendall of Next Device, "And that number is roughly seven, plus or minus two.

"So anything more than between nine or five choices then users will get confused and actually only look at the top few items anyway."   (Continued via BBC NEWS)               [Usability Resources]

Unchanging Mobile Device - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Unchanging Mobile Device


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